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The Americus Sumter Observer Reaches 21 Years of Reporting

John D Marshall, MD., Publisher  First publication in 1997 in Americus, Georgia Home of the Americus Sumter Observer Newspaper on Forrest St It is unimaginable that our community’s newspaper, the Americus Sumter Observer (ASO) has turned 21, and since its 1997 inception, has survived so many challenges and attacks during those 21 years. Even more surprising is our dedicated small staff that writes articles, performs interviews, and distributes the Observer to nearby counties and selected out-of-state locations. Our committed staff prides itself that the Observer has played a major role in exposing and combating injustices, regardless of the individuals or issues. And after 21 years, the paper remains at the forefront of truthfulness and balance in reporting the news. Our news reporting principles are what make us a beacon that has sustained us for so long. Readers can trust us to condemn or praise individuals and it will be truthful. The Americus Sumter Observer has a dedicated, seasoned, active writing staff that sniffs out wrongdoings in our community, and write unbiased facts. This is especially true with our elected officials and prominent county individuals whose actions affect the community. Our local writers consist of our contributing editor Samuel A. Christie of Savannah, GA, reporter Millard Ives of Ocala, FL, and Rhonda Brown, contributing editor, New York. Our administrative staff has been just as dedicated over the years; they are Mrs. Sybil...

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Attorneys Cohilas and King Conspire to Damage Commissioner John Hayes

John Hayes Dougherty County Commissioner Christopher Cohilas Dougherty County Commission Chairman Maurice L. King, Jr. Attorney representing Interim Dougherty County Administrator Mike McCoy. Easter Hardy Attorney King’s former Law Office Manager Carlton Fletcher Editor, The Albany Herald In January 2017, The Americus Sumter Observer reported, “Albany Commissioner Hayes Victimized by Albany Attorneys Cohilas and King.” Today we are compelled to report even more attempted assaults on Dougherty County Commissioner Hayes by the Commission’s Chair, Chris Cohilas and his lackey Albany attorney, Maurice King. Attorney Henry Williams spoke with Commissioner Cohilas in 2016 about the dispute between Assistant County Administrator, currently...

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Study Links Ibuprofen With Male Infertility

medicinenet.com The widely-used over-the-counter painkiller ibuprofen may pose a threat to male fertility, suggests a small new study. Researchers found that young men who took ibuprofen in doses commonly used by athletes developed a hormonal condition linked to reduced fertility. The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study included 31 men, ages 18-35. Fourteen of them took a daily dosage of ibuprofen that many professional and amateur athletes take: 600 milligrams twice a day. This 1200-mg-per-day dose is the maximum limit listed on the labels of generic ibuprofen products. The other 17 men in the study took...

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How alcohol damages stem cell DNA and increases cancer risk

LONDON (Reuters) – Drinking alcohol produces a harmful chemical in the body which can lead to permanent genetic damage in the DNA of stem cells, increasing the risk of cancer developing, according to research published on Wednesday. Working with mice in a laboratory, British scientists used chromosome analysis and DNA sequencing to examine the genetic damage caused by acetaldehyde, a harmful chemical produced when the body processes alcohol. Their findings offered more detail about how alcohol increases the risk of developing 7 types of cancer, including common forms such as breast and bowel cancer. It also showed how the...

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‘White Racism’ class at Florida university will be guarded by police officers

By Greg Norman | Fox News A Florida professor teaching a “White Racism” course designed to show “the U.S. has been and remains a white supremacist society” will have his classroom guarded by two police officers as his students meet for the first time Tuesday, the university has revealed. Ted Thornhill, an assistant professor of sociology at Florida Gulf Coast University, said out of an abundance of caution he sent campus police 46 pages of disturbing emails and voicemail messages he received after the class was announced, The News-Press of Fort Myers, Fla. reported. “We have prepared for any possible...

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